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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Chronic Homelessness: Background, Research, and Outcomes

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Disability,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44302.pdf

Defines and offers estimates of the extent of the problem, describes characteristics of those who are chronically homeless, and discusses research/actions designed to reduce or end the problem. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Drug Offenders in Federal Prisons: Estimates of Characteristics Based on Linked Data

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/dofp12.pdf

Includes criminal history, demographics, gun involvement in their offense, and sentence imposed. Examines all characteristics by type of drug involved. Also discusses alternative methods for defining drug offenders. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Monitoring the Future: National Survey Results on Drug Use: 1975-2014: College Students and Adults Ages 19-55

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.monitoringthefuture.org//pubs/monographs/mtf-vol2_2014.pdf

Latest release in a 40 year run of surveys on trends in the use of licit and illicit psychoactive drugs by U.S. adolescents, college students, young adults, and adults to age 55. From the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.

 

Hospitalizations Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Adults, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb191-Hospitalization-Mental-Substance-Use-Disorders-2012.pdf

Reports that 32% of inpatient stays in 2012 were related to a mental or substance use disorder.  This report also discusses patient characteristics of inpatient stays involving M/SUDs and compares them with other types of stays. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201506.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates from 1997 through 2013 for comparison.  The measures include health insurance coverage, physical activity, obesity, smoking and drinking, and psychological distress.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder by Industry

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Labor/Employment,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/report_1959/ShortReport-1959.pdf

Tables and charts which show rates of reported alcohol, illicit drug use, and other substance abuse by past month and past year.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

Drug-Poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin: United States, 2000-2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db190.pdf

Provides a description of trends and demographics for heroin-related drug-poisoning deaths in the U.S. from 2000 through 2013.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Antipsychotic Drug Use

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668221.pdf

Examines the use of antipsychotic drugs among elderly patients suffering from dementia, the dangers associated with such drug use, and what actions the federal government has taken to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs by older adults with dementia.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

 

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